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A Reading of Westcott's Gospel of Creation: An Early Venture into Ecological Theology?

Reid, Duncan (2013) A Reading of Westcott's Gospel of Creation: An Early Venture into Ecological Theology? Journal of Anglican Studies. pp. 1-18. ISSN 1740-3553

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In response to the contemporary ecological movement, ecological perspectives have become a significant theme in the theology of creation. This paper asks whether antecedents to this growing significance might predate the concerns of our times and be discernible within the diverse interests of nineteenth century Anglican thinking. The means used here to examine this possibility is a close reading of B. F. Westcott’s ‘Gospel of Creation’. This will be contextualised in two directions: first with reference to the understanding of the natural world in nineteenth century English popular thought, and secondly with reference to the approach taken to the doctrine of creation by three late twentieth century Anglican writers, two concerned with the relationship between science and theology in general, and a third concerned more specifically with ecology.

Item Type: Published Articles
Additional Information: Duncan Reid, ‘A reading of Westcott’s Gospel of Creation: an early venture into ecological theology?’ is accessible at http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S1740355313000247 but under copyright arrangements may not be uploaded to Repository till November 2014.
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Anglicanism, creation, ecology, nature, science, Westcott.
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
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Depositing User: Rev Dr Duncan Reid
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2014 01:02
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2015 14:15
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1632

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